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February 2013

Henry Amedeo Burns, aka "Jonda the Great."

We’re All the Next Big Thing

Last November my friend Ian Barker tagged me in a blog hop of sorts called “The Next Big Thing.” I was still revising my novel, The Sword Swallower’s Daughter, and was rather busy with all kinds of other life, and I forgot about it. Truth. Then a couple of weeks …

The Secret of the Nightingale Palace

Happy Pub Day to Dana Sachs

I’ve met the coolest people through Twitter. Just recently I’ve come to know author Dana Sachs. Last December she threw a brilliant literary dinner party (#litdinner) during the Twitter Literary Festival. Then I learned she had a book coming out which features several things I love. The art of Hiroshige. Japanese …

A New Journey

A new journey begins today. Although I will be walking beside her, the journey is my sister’s, Robin Richardson. In April she was diagnosed with LEUKEMIA. She successfully completed her first round of chemo three weeks ago, but today she goes in for a bone marrow biopsy to determine the next …